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Faculty Spotlight: Kathleen DaSilva Joins SCM As TVDM Instructor

Posted in: New Faculty, School of Communication and Media News

Kathy DaSilva

The School of Communication and Media (SCM) welcomes Kathleen DaSilva to the Television and Digital Media program. DaSilva is a new instructor and comes to MSU equipped with industry experience in television and production.

DaSilva decided to join the SCM faculty team after two decades in the television and video production realm, having produced many thousands of hours of short and long-form content in the documentary and scripted space. She’s received several awards producing series and videos for just about every cable television network in NY, including an Emmy for an MTV series, and was nominated three more times for the Emmy over three different series. She’s garnered a Monitor Award, a NY International Television and Film Award and a BDA Honorable Mention for Sound Design.

She’s also produced content for ABC Sports, CBS Sports, record companies, media agencies and was a commercial director.

“Teaching at Montclair is the perfect mix.” DaSilva explained. “You’re producing video with your students and teaching it at the same time. It’s a culmination of all this experience and knowledge that you get to share.”

“The craft of storytelling never changes, but the tools that tell those stories do. If I can teach my students one thing – it’s that change is constant and learning never stops. Learn to use new technology, or at least what it can do, and learn from your colleagues.” DaSilva encourages her students to think outside of the box and get creative with their projects.

For the fall semester, DaSilva is teaching Field Production & Editing (TV2) as well as Advanced Television Production (TV3).